Parole Denied For Killer Of Harrodsburg Officer

Posted at 10:55 AM, Aug 20, 2018

MERCER COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Cop killer John Paul Works will spend another decade behind bars before his next chance to argue for release.

Lisa Lamb, spokeswoman for the Kentucky Department of Corrections, said the full nine-member parole board decided Monday against granting parole for Works, who killed Harrodsburg Officer Regina Nickles in 1998.

Lamb said the board further decided Works will not be eligible to seek parole again for 10 years.

Works was sentenced to life in prison with the chance of parole for killing Nickles.

Nickles was checking a report of a suspicious man the night of Oct. 14, 1998, when Works shot and killed her.

Last week, Works argued his case to a two-person board, telling members he is a changed man.

Works said he has learned to control his temper thanks to anger management. But the board didn’t seem too impressed with the fact that he has only taken one program in prison in all these years. The two-person board decided to open the decision to the full nine-member board.